Who Is At The Table? December 20, 2019 In our September guest blog, An Opportunity to Explore the Intersections of Hispanic and Recovery Communities, written by Dr. Kristine De Jesus and Angelo Lagares for Hispanic Heritage month, they stated, “There is an opportunity to reduce health disparities, improve quality of
Mariel S. Hufnagel: Written Testimony, FY 2020-2021 Budget Listening Session For Immediate Release New Jersey Department of Human Services FY 2020-2021 Budget Listening Session (December 4, 2019) Mariel S. Hufnagel : Written Testimony Good morning Commissioner Johnson, and esteemed panel. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this listening session, and
Prisons' Refusal To Medically Treat Opioid Addiction May Be a Human Rights Violation December 13, 2019 Although there is still some debate within the larger addiction treatment community over the use of methadone and buprenorphine maintenance as treatment for opioid use disorder, the medical community is pretty much settled.
Dealing With Toxic Relationships During the Holidays December 6, 2019 It’s that time of year again. The time of year when it becomes impossible to deny that the holidays are approaching. Streetlights and storefronts twinkle with lights and other festive regalia. Social media feeds are clogged with holiday-themed memes and end-of-year challenges.
I SHOWED UP and Slowly, I Got Better November 29, 2019 October 8, 2018, was not a good day. After choosing to start drinking again after five plus years of continuous sobriety, after countless attempts to remain sober over the course of several years, after two failed suicide attempts that I
Shifting the Addiction Counseling Paradigm: Starting with Harm Reduction November 22, 2019 I can think of no other field in the mental health world where counselors regularly predetermine goals for clients and threaten the counseling relationship if the client doesn’t comply. Unfortunately, in the addiction treatment world this is a common reality,
Childhood Trauma and How It Affects Substance Use Disorder November 8, 2019 Have you ever looked at a crying child and thought “worthless junkie?” I don’t know you, but I’ll wager a guess that nah, you probably haven’t. I’m asking this question, though, because there is a very strong link between childhood